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North Shore Community Radio began broadcasting on April 29, 1998 from a small studio in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais, Minnesota. WTIP’s home is in Minnesota’s most remote county, with some of the most pristine and beautiful environment in the United States. Although Cook County is our home geographically, WTIP serves all of the North Shore of Lake Superior, and inland, from Two Harbors, Minnesota to Thunder Bay, Ontario, as well as areas of the South Shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our webstream also takes our programs all over the world.
 
North Shore Community Radio broadcasts locally-produced programs from the WTIP studios as well as national and international music, news and public affairs programming.
 
WTIP is a community station. Sources of revenue include listener-members, business underwriters, grants, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other sources. However, the most important and valued source of revenue is our ever-growing group of listener-members.
 
Because WTIP serves some very remote wilderness areas of three States and one Province, our population base is small. We are supported by our listener-members, but we rely on our good friends who visit the area for expanding the membership group. Whether you are visiting for a day, a week, staying for the season or living in the WTIP listening area, we want you to become a member. You can take us home with you by ‘streaming us online through our website: www.wtip.org.
 

Series

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7 Pieces

Ada Igoe grew up in Minnesota’s North Woods and after temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities she realized the woods and community of Cook County would always be home.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2012
Caption: Shelby Gonzales with a saw-whet owl, Credit: Kate Nicoletti
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In this bite-size segment, WTIP North Shore Community Radio contributor Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2013
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Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live "off the grid". It explores their choices to downsize or use alternative energy and the lifestyle changes, challenges, and boons that come with it.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Caption: Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
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Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors. Isle Royale has been the summer home for many generations. Those connections are explored in this series by WTIP's Rhonda Silence.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2018
Caption: This crew is sailing Lake Superior to raise awareness about climate change.
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Sea Change is a podcast that follows the adventures of the Gordon family and their students as they sail Lake Superior to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2016
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10 Pieces

Sunny lives in Lake County, Minnesota, and is a regular commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015
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A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region. Hear stories about mushing, outdoor adventures. heroic dogs, and the humans who love and live with them.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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46 Pieces

Lin Salisbury, bibliophile, and commentator on WTIP North Shore Community Radio regularly interviews authors.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2018
Caption: A Boundary Waters camper after the 1999 Blowdown event., Credit: Jim Cordes
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During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms formed over portions of North and South Dakota. As the day moved along, the storms grew in strength. Some of the storms formed into a bow echo and began moving across Minnesota with damaging winds.

  • From: WTIP
  • Updated: May 29, 2019

Latest Pieces

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It's been a stressful few months. When we're feeling scared and angry, we may take it out on others in a number of ways, including online through ...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 15:05
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Musicians Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling joined Ann and Will live from their home and studios in Sparta, Minnesota.

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 33:05
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This spring, Minnesotans are reading "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo for the One Book One Minnesota book club. Currently celebrating its ...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 14:11
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During this stay-at-home time, many people are sitting around more and being less physically active in general. How does this affect our health, an...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 12:14
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Dave and Amy Freeman have spent much of their married life traveling the world's wildest places - including a year in the Boundary Waters.

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 14:50
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So many things have been changing in the past weeks, and among them is that dog owners are spending more time home with their dogs

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 11:31
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Bump Blomberg joined Will and Ann on The Roadhouse to make history, the first virtual performance! The performance took place on the air, as well ...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 35:51
Caption: Matthew Ecklund
Matthew Ecklund is the captain of the Hjordis at North House Folk School, and has built a long and interesting career combining sailing expertise a...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 21:05
Caption: Purple Finch, Credit: Dennis Chick
Bob Janssen is one of Minnesota’s top birding experts. He has been leader of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union and consults for the Minnesota DNR...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 16:57
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During this stressful time, we've had some requests for advice on staying calm and reducing anxiety. Ann reached out to Dr. Sarah Metz, Assistant ...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 12:20